Army Green beat Neroca FC 6-5 to lift Durand Cup

Posted on:12 Sep 2016 09:05:57

Army Green beat Neroca FC 6-5 to lift Durand Cup
12 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: Army Green won the Durand Cup football title. In the final of Asia's oldest football tournament in New Delhi on 11 September 2016 , Army Green defeated Neroca FC 6-5 via penalty shoot outs.

In the semi-final, Army Green had prevailed over Aizawal FC by a 4-2 margin, to become the first Army team since 2005 to reach the title clash.

In their semi-final, Manipur side, Neroca FC, defeated DSK Shivajians 3-nil to become the first team from the North East to reach the summit-clash of the Durand football tournament.

With this victory, Army Blue collected the cash prize of 45 lakh rupees, biggest cash prize in the tournament. On the other hand, Neroca collected a cash prize of 20 lakh rupees.

Durand Cup : Durand Cup is a football competition in India and was first held in 1888. It is co-hosted by the Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) and Osians. The Tournament is named after its founder, Sir Mortimer Durand, Foreign Secretary in charge of India from 1884 to 1894.

 

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